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Can Eczema Spread
A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more
No.: It doesn't spread that way. You can, however, easily have it in both places. ...Read more
If you have eczema can it spread to your butt & vaginal area? I've just been diagnosed with it & trying to understand more abour it.
Eczema: Eczema skin distribution is different in adult and children. In children, eczematous lesions usually locate around the join, wrist, ankle and trunk area where as in adult it is often at the hand and feet. However, it can be found anywhere in the body but not in the mucous membrane area like inside the vagina. If the mucus membrane is involved, a different diagnosis is needed to be identified. ...Read more
Poor Skin Hygiene: Eczema worsens due to poor skin hygiene and exposure to triggers. Treat by applying fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream 1-2 times/day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. See an Allergist or Dermatologist to determine what triggers could be making symptoms worse (dry winter months, allergy exposure, etc). ...Read more
It does not spread: Eczema is genetic and highly variable. It is not an infection, it is not contagious. It is not an allergy. We know a great deal about how to control it. Vigorous, prolonged scratching may result in wider involvement (koebner phenomenon). Usually it is itchy and dry. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more
Eczema can do both: Eczema can stay localized or spread, depending on the kind of eczema and how well or poorly it is managed. There are sites of predilection for eczema that vary according to age (infants - cheeks, arms, legs), pediatric (behind knees and in front of elbows), adults (trunks, arms, legs, hands). See a dermatologist if your eczema is difficult to manage. ...Read more
My brother's eczema has been getting worse. It's like the red blotches have spread everywhere now. This hasn't happened before. Will he be okay?
Is eczema known to spread? I was diagnosed and it was getting better but now I've noticed that it has spread considerably on my face.
Eczema Issues: Eczema can affect any part of your body, more common behind knees, on wrists, elbows, neck and face but if not well controlled can generalize. Make sure you are moisturizing daily with fragrant-free moisturizer like Vanicream, Eucerin or Cetaphil. Avoid long hot showers. Use Dove white bar soap. Treat eczema flares with topical corticosteroid creams/ointments. See Dermatologist or Allergist. ...Read more
My son 13 months old. He has red color eczema started when he was 4 months. It was spread all the body but now on back of (knees, elbows, nick)?
Not unusual: The distribution you describe is typical for eczema in his age group. Continuous use of a moisturizer of the affected areas is critical, as well as a burst of a topical steroid (hydrocortisone) for flare ups. Also maintaining at least 40% humidity in the house. If these do not improve his situation, you should consult his pediatrician. ...Read more
Also. I have what I believe is eczema and maybe it has to do something with my baby getting rash. It has spread on my body to my neck and face.?
Normal for my baby's skin to become very red & hot after applying mupirocin? Allergic? Been on it for 2 weeks & "eczema" patch has spread so much.
Went to university across the continent. Eczema spread everywhere. When I visit home it get's worse. It's like a trigger. How can I prevent/treat this?
Eczema: Eczema is often exacerbated by dryness and/or stress. Occasionally foods and/or pets can be triggers. Heavily moisturize your skin daily with a cream, not lotion. Avoid hot baths, excessive soap. If it becomes itchy, you may need a topical cortisone prescription. Moisture is the key! ...Read more
Hi, my mom has itchy blemishes which start out red but turn black after a while and they have spread to her back. Could this be eczema or a fungus?
Cannot say: From your description it is hard to say which one-could even be something else. Please see a dermatologist. ...Read more